Q:Hi! I have a few questions about healing/covering scars. I've read your extra pages, but they don't really answer them. How do the sugar/salt scrubs actually work? Does it fade them or does it just clean them? If it fades them, what works best: sugar or salt? If I were to go to a Target or CVS to buy a scar cream or concealer, is there a specific brand name for either of these that works best? On your fading scars page, what method fades and heals them the quickest? Thank you, I'm very desperate
Thanks for reading our pages beforehand. As we do say on our fade page, sugar and salt scrubs fade scars by exfoliating the skin and getting rid of dead cells. It doesn’t really matter if it’s sugar or salt— either works fine.
I’ve heard good things about the scar cream Mederma. Also, most doctors/surgeons use Vitamin E oil, which you can buy at most general stores. As for concealer, find one that’s thick. Often, the ones that come in a little stick work well. However, I suggest that, if you really want to cover them well, buy your concealer at a makeup store like Sephora or ULTA. You can get ones designed for scars and blemishes like this one. Ones designed for tattoos like this one also work well.
I think the best way to fade scars is by using both Vitamin E oil and scar cream, as well as a scrub. However, honestly, the best thing that fades scars is just time. Seriously. Even if you think a scar is going to stay a certain way/color forever, it’ll likely fade. If you’re really desperate, there are laser scar removal surgeries you can get.